Ecuador's tourism industry expects recovery during the November holidays

In Ecuador, the longest holiday vacation of 2016 will occur from the 2 to 6 November, and the tourism industry expects a recovery from a year that has seen a decline in tourism (La Hora, 1 November 2016). According to the Board of Tourism President Holbach Muñeton, the decline in the economy and the earthquake in April have been major factors that contributed to the decline in tourism (El Tiempo). Up to September of 2016, Ecuador’s Board of Tourism estimated that 60,000 less tourists from Peru and Colombia traveled to Ecuador in comparison to the same time the year before.